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Product Details

  • Series: The Andres Montoya Poetry Prize
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st Edition edition (February 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268042365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268042363
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,967,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Emma Trelles is the winner of the 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, the recipient of a Green Eyeshade Award for art criticism, and a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog. She is the author of the chapbook Little Spells. She lives with her husband in South Florida, where she teaches and writes about visual art, books, and culture. 


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Emma Trelles is the author Tropicalia, winner of the 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press in February 2011. She is also the author of the chapbook Little Spells (GOSS183), a recommended read by the Valparaiso Poetry Review and the Montserrat Review. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the recipient of a Green Eyeshade award for art criticism, she has been a featured author at the Miami Book Fair International and at the Palabra Pura reading series at the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago. She received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and is a regular contributor to the Best American Poetry blog.

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By DVera on September 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a collection I've returned to again and again for the continued lessons it teaches me. One is the power of observation to reveal and the way Trelles can hide a turn of phrase that captures your breath. Whether it's the image of an island as a boomerang or her cinematic articulation of relationships, "Tropicalia" continues to give through insight and precision.
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This book is absolutely beautiful. Ms. Trelles has a fantastic eye, which delivers unique perspectives into her life and the life of those around her. There's a real musicality to her lyricism. I'm happy to have been along for the fun ride that is Tropicalia.
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